Local Motors Sports Pick Up with Parallel Architecture

The project tries to achieve a Sports Car that combines the dynamics of the Local Motors Rally Fighter with the utility of a Pick-Up, by using Parallel Architecture. With Parallel Architecture, the original V8 engine would have to be replaced with an inline-6 unit placed in the same mid-centre position.
As the engine would keep its mid-centre position but the cabin is moved forward, the engine would now be placed below the central dashboard, in Parallel with the driver´s legs.At the same time, as there is not need to access the engine head area from the hood at the front, the base of the windscreen is moved forward, maximizing cabin volume, driver´s visibility and the aerodynamics of the car.
As the rear area behind the driver would increase, it would also maximize rear cargo capacity. A removable rear roof would transform the car into a Pick-Up, further improving its utility but, as the rear sides are fixed, the car would usually look and would have the aerodynamics of a Sports Car.

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rjuanatey Design
Freelance Transportation Designer Sevilla, Spain